Communication Studies Instructor 2018 at MiraCosta College in Oceanside , CA

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Communication Studies Instructor 2018


MiraCosta College


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Discipline or Department: Communication Studies


Position Type: Full-time Faculty


Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:


Closing Date: 2-27-2018


First Screening Date:


Basic Function and Other Details:




MiraCosta College is seeking one full-time, tenure-track Communication Studies instructor who is focused on the academic success of all students and who will provide instruction throughout the breadth of the community college Communication Studies courses. The successful candidate will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing curriculum. To view the department website, go to




MiraCosta students are diverse in age and represent all of California's major racial/ethnic groups. The credit student population is approximately 44% White, 37% Hispanic/Latinx, 8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% multiracial, 3% Black/African American, and 1% American Indian/Alaska Native.


Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, individuals with disabilities, international students, and LGBTQIA+. The college was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2013 and is also a military-friendly organization. This designation reflects the great responsibility that MiraCosta has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.


The successful candidate will join a campus that exhibits its dedication to its students and faculty through offering robust, culturally responsive events, including speaker series dedicated to heritage month events through the Social Justice and Equity Center.


MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment that affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at


Representative Duties:


(E = essential job function)


Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


1) Provide instruction in Communication Studies courses potentially including, but not limited to, Public Speaking, Group Communication, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Principles of Human Communication, Gender Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Argumentation, Intercultural Communication and Introduction to Mass Communication. (E)


2) Participate in instructional practices within the department to close equity gaps experienced by Black/African Americans, Hispanic/Latinx, Pacific Islanders, and other disproportionately impacted students. (E)


3) Participate in departmental subcommittees and projects.


4) Understanding of current theories and methods for teaching communication courses.


5) Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance.


6) Participate in departmental functions such as hiring, supervising, and evaluating instructors teaching Communication Studies classes. (E)


7) Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs) and Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs). (E)


8) Participate in the tenure review process as described in the "Criteria for Evaluation" at


9) Work in collaboration with other full-time and associate (part-time) faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum. (E)


10) Assist in the creation, review, development and evaluation of courses both online and on-ground, hybrid, certificates, and programs in collaboration with other instructors as appropriate. (E)


Minimum Qualifications:


To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:


1) a Master's degree in speech, speech communication, rhetoric, communication, communication studies, organizational communication, speech broadcasting, or telecommunications; OR


2) a Bachelor's degree in any of the majors listed in (1) above AND a Master's degree in drama/ theatre arts, mass communication, or English; OR


3) the equivalent. Applicants who do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed above must attach an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation at the time of application. Instructions can be found at; OR


4) a fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter; AND


5) sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.


Desirable Qualifications:


The college and Department of Communication Studies seeks candidates who have:


1) Knowledge of current theories and methods for teaching minoritized groups.


2) Experience in teaching Mass Communication, Oral Interpretation of Literature, social media, and/or intersections of communication and technology.


3) Classroom, hybrid and online teaching experience, preferably in community colleges.


4) Demonstrated ability to teach students in a culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy.


5) Experience in creating curriculum for onsite, hybrid and online teaching environments, program review, and the assessment of student learning outcomes.


6) Experience with classroom management systems/learning management systems.


7) Excellent oral and effective written communication skills.


8) Commitment to examine, reflect, and modify instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations with a goal of closing equity gaps (see Student Equity website at


9) Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.


Licenses and Other Requirements:



This position is a 10-month, 176 day contract. The standard contractual work week for this position is forty (40) hours consisting of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation (contact hours and preparation hours). The remaining time will consist of five (5) student hours (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) institutional service hours. The person selected for this position will be assigned a Faculty Service Area (FSA) in Communication Studies and will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected..


Type of Benefits: SALARY AND BENEFITS:

For current salary schedule and salary class descriptions, go to


MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).


Special Instructions to Applicants:




Apply and submit application materials online at Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.


Submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:


1) Application for Academic Employment.


2) A cover letter, not longer than one page, addressed to the "Selection Committee," describing how you meet the minimum qualifications and the desirable qualifications as listed in this job posting.


3) A separate statement, not longer than one page, describing your personal teaching philosophy, specifically including how you teach minoritized groups using culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy. Attach this to the "Other Document 1" link.


4) A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and teaching experience.


5) A syllabus from a recently taught class.


6) A substantial speech or writing assignment from a recently taught class, including grading rubric or standards.


7) One, two minute or shorter, video submission teaching on any communication concept you choose to demonstrate your ability to use technology in education (Examples: Video lecture, screencast lecture, audio recording, screencast narrating how you would teach a particular concept, etc. Be sure to comply with all FERPA guidelines and do not share any student data). Video will be submitted by providing a URL (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) within a Word or pdf document. If a password is used, please include this information in your submission. Attach this to the "Other Document 2" link.


8) Transcripts.


a) Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at


If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2018, then you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.


All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be found at Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.


b) If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community College credential authorizing instruction in the appropriate subject matter.


NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.


-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.


Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.


The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interview candidates coming from out of state or over 300 miles away will be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for both initial and final interviews.




An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.


Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854


About MiraCosta College


The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.


MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.


The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.


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